The Curzon memories app and projection hero were on display at MeCCSA 2012 the annual conference of the subject association of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies. We are delighted to report that Charlotte Crofts’ representation of the project won the poster prize.
The poster was on display in the communal coffee/lunch area, so had a high footfall, along side the Projection Hero exhibit and a short video documentation by Sy Taffel featuring Jon Dovey and Constance Fleuriot. Charlotte felt that a poster would afford an opportunity to explain the project and enable people to try out the app, which is not really possible within the format of the traditional 15-minute presentation. The poster described the project, the use of QR codes and GPS to trigger content, and had instructions on how to download a demo of the app. It also included some sample QR codes to listen to memories, including snogging in the back row, dancing in the aisles to ‘Rock Around the Clock’ and getting married in the Oak Room Cafe.
Charlotte also reports that Projection Hero nearly brought one user to tears with nostalgia for Saturday morning pictures. That’s quite some impact!